Smoke
1995
*****
Director: Wayne Wang, Paul Auster
Cast: Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Forest Whitaker, Harold Perrineau Jr.

An absolutely irresistible low-key film about a few New Yorkers whose paths cross in a Brooklyn tobacco shop. There’s a troubled writer, a teenage boy who searches for his father, and Auggie himself who runs the shop and documents the neighhbourhood with his camera. The performances are excellent, and writer/co-director Paul Auster has scattered some wonderful little vignettes in the main storyline. Followed by a sequel/mockumentary Blue in the Face.